Jazz goes to the movies this weekend at VAC

  • Courtesy photo Vocalist Jeannine Guillory with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones will help highlight some favorite silver screen songs this weekend during Jazz in the Forest at Volcano Art Center.

Volcano Art Center presents a special Jazz in the Forest concert, “Jazz Goes To The Movies,” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Featuring acclaimed vocalist Jeannine Guillory with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones, this special evening highlights favorite songs from the silver screen.

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Guillory and the Jazztones will perform in front of the 16-foot cinema screen in Dietrich Varez Hall with scenes from a selection of films. The evening features music from films such as “Road To Rio,” “An American In Paris,” “Porgy & Bess,” “Modern Times” and Disney’s “Snow White.”

Guillory’s background in jazz, reggae, pop and rhythm and blues lend a strong versatile sound and energy that encourages her audiences to stand up and applaud her amazing voice and on-stage presence. Guillory has performed at venues throughout Europe, South America and the United States. She is a former vocalist with the internationally-known reggae/jazz group Groundation, which continues to tour the globe.

Tickets for the concert are $25, or $20 for VAC members. Ticket-holders will be able to purchase beer, wine and pupus.

Tickets are available at www.volcanoartcenter.org, the VAC administration office in Volcano Village and at the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday. After that, tickets will be sold at the gallery and at the door if they are not sold out.

Tickets will be held at will call the day of the show or audience members can pick them up from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Niaulani office any day before the show.

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The Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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